Defense

Ice Ride: The Global Bike Ride To Defend The Arctic
It's easy to take part, just grab your bikes, dress in Arctic white, and bring your friends. Read more...
Obama Weekly Address: Syria 'A Serious Threat To Our National Security'
In his weekly address, President Obama makes the case for limited and targeted military action to hold the Assad regime accountable for its violation of international norms prohibiting the use of chemical weapons. Read more...
 Manning's Lawyer Pleads For Leniency
Attorneys for Bradley Manning, the soldier found guilty of turning over 700,000 classified U.S. files to WikiLeaks, called on a military judge on Monday to sentence him to a term that "doesn't rob him of his youth," rather than the 60 years urged by prosecutors. Read more...
Colonel Morris Davis, who has just wrapped two days of testimony for the defense told the court that many of the files Manning leaked on Guantánamo were already out in the public domain and that they had no value to enemy groups and could not have harmed U.S. national security. Read more...
In this week’s address, President Obama commemorates Memorial Day by paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country. Read more...

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Attorney Susan Burke and retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Colleen Bushnell join Current TV’s John Fugelsang to react to a Pentagon report that shows an increase in the number of reported sexual crimes in the military between 2012 and 2011. Read more...
From Tuesday's Rachel Maddow Show, it turns out that Mitt Romney, during a fundraiser in Montana on July 11th, told supporters of a conversation he had with Ronald Reagan's former Secretary of State James Baker. According to Romney, Baker told Read more...
DemocracyNow! video discussion of the new evidence in the Terry Williams case. Williams was scheduled to be executed on October 3, 2012. A state judge granted a stay of execution on Friday for Terry Williams, a death row inmate facing Read more...
The experience of the past three decades shows that for the GOP, there are only two certainties in life: debt and tax cuts. But you'd never know that watching the Republican National Convention, where a massive ticking debt clock and obvious Read more...
When the Romney campaign alerted users of its mobile VP app on Tuesday to "turn on your push notifications," the GOP vice presidential frenzy went to 11. But while New York Times statistician extraordinaire Nate Silver responded by running Read more...